Spoken language: The students will learn to use the basic vocabulary of popular, useful every day situations, as well as a number of effective idiomatic expressions. Chinese being a tonal language, special attention will be paid to the correct use and reproduction of the four tones, as well as to pronunciation and articulation.
Written language: Students will be introduced to the understanding of and the correct way to write Chinese characters (ideograms). At the end of this two year course students will have accumulated a basic vocabulary of around 800 words (500 characters) and should be able to use and understand them.
Grammar: Fundamental introduction to basic grammatical structures, and particular attention to specific aspects of the Chinese language, such as measure words, prefixes, suffixes and particles.
€360 for 30 Sessions (3 hours per week, 90 hours in total)
Note: payment in installments is not possible since 1 July 2014.
New Practical Chinese Reader
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The beginners course consists of 180 hours and is spread over two levels of 30 weekly sessions of three hours each.